The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has said that God was using insurgency to punish Nigerians for their sins.
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar said Nigerians must learn to adhere to the teachings of the Quran and the Bible to escape God’s wrath.
The monarch stated this at the 5th International Conference on “Love and Tolerance: Countering Violent Extremism for Peaceful Coexistence” in Abuja, on Thursday.
Represented by the Emir of Jiwa, Dr. Idris Musa, the Sultan of Sokoto stated that the challenge of insurgency would come to an end when Nigerians stop committing sin.
“The security challenge is our problem. The Holy Quran is a message to mankind. If we cannot listen to what the Bible and Quran have taught us and we continue in our bad ways, what do we expect? “It is part of the punishment we are receiving based on our sins. If we can stop committing sin and abide by God’s words, things will change. “It is part of the punishment we are receiving based on our sins. If we can stop committing sin and abide by God’s words, things will change.” The monarch urged Nigerians to live in harmony and stop creating problems for themselves.
Abubakar, who urged Nigerians not to be afraid, stressed that the country has all it takes to defeat insurgency.